Bay County Building
515 Center Avenue, Suite G-102
Bay City, Michigan 48708-5124
Voice: (989) 895-4026
Fax: (989) 895-4217

Health and Nutrition

Ann Arnold
Extension Educator
Health & Nutrition

Jessica Foss
Extension Program Associate
Health & Nutrition
Project FRESH

Karen Parker
Extension Program Instructor
Health & Nutrition
Senior Project FRESH

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The Family Nutrition Program provides food and nutirition education to low income families. The program works in partnership with the Michigan Department of Human Services, and the United States Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. In Bay County, FNP has built partnerships with local agencies and organizations including the Bay County Health Department; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC); the Mid-Michigan Community Action Agency; and local schools. Bay County residents should contact MSU Extension to schedule home or office visits, free of charge and at your convenience, to address healthy eating habits, food safety, and food expense bugeting skills.


Project FRESH

Project FRESH comes to Bay County every June, July, and August, providing participants with coupons to purchase fresh, Michigan-grown produce, and nutrition education from MSU Extension. Every year, Project FRESH provides nutritious foods for hundreds of homes, and boosts income to local farmers who sell fruit and vegetables at local markets. Those interested in participating in Project FRESH must be registered participants in the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. For more information, contact the WIC office through the Bay County Health Department at (989) 895-4002.


Michigan State University (MSU) Extension partners with Michigan Department of Human Services (MDHS) to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, a free nutrition education program to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits. The goal of the SNAP-Ed program is to increase the likelihood that those eligible for SNAP benefits will establish healthy eating habits and increase their time spent involved in physical activity while staying within their limited food budget. For more detailed information and questions about the SNAP-Ed program or general nutrition please click here.